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by tennistime99
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Harvey
Replies: 25
Views: 917

Re: Harvey

Good luck! If someone knocks on your door and tells you to evacuate it's time to bail. Get yourself a bug out bag in order. Scary to only have a few minutes to decide what you can lose.

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by tennistime99
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Close call...
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Close call...

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by tennistime99
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Close call...
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Close call...

No worky. =(
by tennistime99
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Close call...
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Close call...

Well, my favorite place to hang close to home may not exist anymore. [emoji20] We had a major brush fire August 22nd and it probably took out the small trees I tested gear on. My back yard starts at the red circle. Way to close to home: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170825/588b6318c62d7b4702da3...
by tennistime99
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Backpacks & Other Gear
Topic: Granite Gear backpacks
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Granite Gear backpacks

For anyone looking for a lightweight pack that lives near me I found Granite Gear Lutsen packs for sale at Sunbirds in Chehalis, WA. It's their annual outdoor sale and I have to admit being pretty surprised to find these packs there. Not sure if they do the same at other locations. They had the 35l ...
by tennistime99
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel in suspention
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Amsteel in suspention

PS - I use a continuous ridgeline with prussics for my tarp. Love being able to set it up in the rain and then work underneath it to hang everything else. The prussics let the tarp slide to center it over the hammock.

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by tennistime99
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Amsteel in suspention
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Amsteel in suspention

1/8 inch Amstel gives you a huge margin of safety, doesn't seem like a problem to me. Any particular reason for wanting soft shackles over cl's? I never remove my cl's from my hammock and am not sure of a reason I'd want to. Lately I've gone pretty much hardware free and use a becket hitch to attach...
by tennistime99
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 30
Views: 3875

Re: Struggling

After our first night out my wife asks me if I felt her trying to wake me up by poking me from her hammock hanging next to mine. I didn't feel a thing. She then tells me she woke up in the middle of the night and saw the silhouette of some one standing between our hammocks at the foot end. He turned...
by tennistime99
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: DIY General Information
Topic: Things to bring when camping in the Forest?
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: RE: Things to bring when camping in the Forest?

thanhliem24 wrote:-Tent or hammock tent
-Pillows
-knife
-food
-camera
-water bottles
-shoes
-maps
How do you think?
Compass with the ability to use the maps you brought in case of an emergency. Check one of the 10 essentials lists on the internet, it'll give you a good start.


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by tennistime99
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Gear Reviews
Topic: Replacement GPS
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Replacement GPS

I purchased US Topo Maps by Atlogis and really like it. Lots of nice features, tons of maps to choose from and you can cache them on your device. Driving around the logging roads and it was spot on using just the GPS signal (no cell available).

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by tennistime99
Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 30
Views: 3875

Re: Struggling

How much tent camping have you done? I know when I first started camping many years ago my brain wouldn't stop listening to all the unseen noises around me and I'd have a REALLY had time sleeping. As i got more used to strange noises, especially when alone, it's gotten easier to sleep and ignore mos...
by tennistime99
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Day hike with mini hang
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Day hike with mini hang

Braved the weather and did a quick hike to a lake I'd never been to before, Lake Christine near Mt. Rainier National Park. I started out in the rain but luckily it died off. This was another trip that looked way flatter on the topo than it actually was, although it wasn't anything too steep. http://...
by tennistime99
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Wet weather camping
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: RE: Re: Wet weather camping

+1 on the tips above. I go. Life's busy and I like my time in the woods. If it's going to be raining a lot I plan on some side activities since I'm not likely to feel like covering a lot of miles. I do things like mushroom hunting, dry baking, bushcrafting, etc. Also, make sure you're sleep clothes...
by tennistime99
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Wet weather camping
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: RE: Re: Wet weather camping

Scott wrote:[quote="tennistime99" unfortunately in the PNW it usually means rain.
PNW = pacific north wet?[/quote]
That pretty much sums it up. I guess we have to put up with the weather for the beautiful summers and scenery.

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by tennistime99
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Hammock General Discussion
Topic: Wet weather camping
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Wet weather camping

I think it's better described as relentless more than torrential. Hard to find a Saturday that's not forecast for rain in the hills for several months at a time.

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